On my happy visit to LA last week I stopped by one of my favorite stores in all the world, tortoise. I love the small, beautifully curated space on abbott kinney and now they have a 2nd, larger space down a couple of blocks, that is also totally amazing. This particular trip to tortoise was all about books for me, my favorite being this stunning little jewel by yoshie watanabe called brooch. Run, don't walk to get it if you can. Beautifully illustrated and printed on a waxy, translucent paper, the drawings show through from one page to the next so it feels like the drawings are having a quiet, whispery conversation with each other at the same time they're front and center on their own page. What a truly remarkable book to love, love, love, pure and simple!